A pair was found foraging on the trunk of a high tree.

Male Red-breasted Pygmy-parrot
A pair was found foraging on the trunk of a high tree.
Species: Red-breasted Pygmy-parrot   Micropsitta bruijnii
Subspecies: bruijnii
Author: mehdhalaouate
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Added to IBC: 3 Feb 2010 - 11:16
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Altitude (m): 
1082 meters


Photo taken at an elevation of 1600m above sea-level. Very often heard but hard to see.

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Birds of New Guinea
Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
All of the 943 species known to occur are covered, including the extraordinarily high total of 456 endemics, as well as 5 introduced species, 2 species yet to be formally described and a separate appendix with 75 vagrants. Subspecies are listed also to give a comprehensive overview of the remarkable regional avifauna.


mehdhalaouate, IBC956115. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/956115.

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mehdhalaouate, IBC956115. Photo of Red-breasted Pygmy-parrot Micropsitta bruijnii at Arfak Mountains, New Guinea. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/956115.

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